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Ophthalmic Technician Salary

The average pay for an Ophthalmic Technician is $15.88 per hour.
$27,432 - $53,535
(Median)
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54K
MEDIAN: $37,064
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$11.53 - $21.77
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,432 - $53,535  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,183  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $4,818  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,327 - $47,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $21.77  
   
Overtime
$14.02 - $31.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $4,818  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$24,327 - $47,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,081
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Job Description for Ophthalmic Technician

An ophthalmic technician is typically responsible for patient care and the flow of clinical activities on a daily basis. Their responsibilities generally include gathering patient history, maintaining and cleaning equipment, and returning phone calls to patients and pharmacies. An ophthalmic technician also must be able to accurately perform tests that include pupil exams, refractions, lensometer, topography, and amsler grids.

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Ophthalmic Technician Tasks

  • Perform visual acuity testing and assist in minor office procedures.
  • Record, review and verify patient information.
  • Assist ophthalmology patients by providing information and services; patient evaluations, vision health testing, lens fitting and care orientations.
  • Counsel and educate patients by reiterating physician orders for eye care.

Common Career Paths for Ophthalmic Technician


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Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmic Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

Ophthalmic Technician Reviews

What is it like working as an Ophthalmic Technician?
Ophthalmic Technician in Richardson:
"Stress Level"
Pros: Working with the public because I am a huge people person with a BIG personality. I extremely enjoy meeting new people and have a caring heart.
Cons: MEAN DOCTORS. 10+ people have come and gone since my year employment having to pick up slack. Employees who constantly are late or don't show up to work. Dealing with co-workers who don't pull their weight. Employees who create drama. Constantly being micro-managed when I clearly understand my responsibilities that do not require supervision. Extreme warm temperature when around numerous instruments.

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Experience Affects Ophthalmic Technician Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Ophthalmic Technician Salaries

Refraction
up arrow 9%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Medical Photography
up arrow 2%

National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 211 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 26%